Not so robust: robusta coffee more sensitive to warming than previously thought

Widely considered to better prepared for climate change than arabica coffee, a new study from Southeast Asia shows robusta coffee production decreases...

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Protecting income-generating cassava from virus duo

While the world worries about the global impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, smallholder cassava farmers in South-East Asia are being affected by...

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The response from the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT to the COVID-19 crisis in Asia

COVID-19 emphasized the need for more resilient and healthy food systems. In Asia, we are partnering with governments, NGOs, and private institutions...

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How did an ancient plant from Latin America become Asia’s second-most important cash crop?

Valued at dining room tables and factory floors alike, cassava is worth about $10 billion in Asia. The continued growth of the commodity faces...

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An Alliance for Trees: Why forest biodiversity is "too precious to lose"

From forest fires to COVID-19, this year has already presented grave challenges to human and planetary health. Now more than ever, forests have an...

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Analyses in Maluku, Indonesia, showed that locally available fish species, such as anchovies, could contribute much more to nutrition and incomes, if the appropriate interventions are put in place. Credit: Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]

Adding nutrition to the food chain in Indonesia

A case study from Indonesia applies a five-step approach to incorporate nutrition considerations into food value chains and so diversify diets,...

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A Course in Nepal on Plant Genetic Resources and Resilient Seed Systems for Sustainable Food Security

Francesca Grazioli, Research Support Officer for the Cacao Genetic Resources Team, Bioversity International, reports on a training on securing...

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Strengthening farmers' seed systems in China

Dr. Yiching Song, Senior Researcher at the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Dr. Ronnie Vernooy, Senior...

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Focus group with Thai men in north-west Vietnam Credit: Institute for Social Development Studies/Van Anh Nguyen

Using vignettes to explore gender issues related to food security and nutrition

Giulia Micheletti, Marlène Elias, and Jessica Raneri of Bioversity International describe a nutrition-sensitive version of GENNOVATE, in which a...

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Women prepare lunch in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Credit: CIFOR/Augusta

Understanding gender norms and innovation processes to foster gender-equitable opportunities in forest landscapes

Gender researchers present findings from Indonesia and Kyrgyzstan that shed light on how gender norms shape, and are influenced by, forest and...

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